Mon, Aug 26, 2019

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short i and e

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs begin!

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less, 100 grid work, 

English:  Types of sentences (looking closely at differing punctuation)

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes, math money, and forms!

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm- I am looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday night! 

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Parents, 

I have enjoyed getting to know your boys this past week and I am looking forward to meeting with you on Parent Night (Aug 29). Each week I will update the website, and the update will be sent to you each Monday by email. I will include what we are covering in class, spelling notes, important dates, and reminders. Please be sure to read the update each week for important information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a great year in first grade! 

Have a wonderful week!

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short a, o, and u

              *Spelling tests are on Fridays. Please see the spelling notes section for more details on the skill each week. 

Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur and Mo Willems Author Study

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less

English:  What is a sentence?/Word Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? 

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes and math money

*Please return all forms from the First Grade Packet and the Parent Survey

*Please check your son's homework folder nightly. He will have his first spelling homework on Monday night and his first reading log this week. I will explain more at Parent Night. Please let me know if you have any questions before then! 

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Mon, Feb 04, 2019

In Class This Week:

Spelling: r-controlled vowels (ar)

Reading:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Adding to 100 without regrouping; Function Machines; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-0,1)/Thursday

English:  When do you drop the y and add -ies, -ied, or -ier?  Remember to just add s, d, or r when the y has a vowel in front of it.  Ex:  keys    

Science:   Of what are planets made? What is a simple machine? How do I use simple machines in my daily life? How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.  Remember to bring your Valentine's Box)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

Mon, Jan 28, 2019

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  Diphthongs:  ou/ow 

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing; Addition to 99 without regrouping; Rocket Quiz Addition Review/Thursday

English: What are possessive nouns? When do I use possessive nouns in my writing?

Science:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*1/29/19 100th Day of School Celebration

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/3/19 PDS Sunday

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

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